Contains:  Solar system body or event
Copernicus and Lunar Carpathians, 



    
        

            Michael Feigenbaum

Copernicus and Lunar Carpathians

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging
Copernicus and Lunar Carpathians, 



    
        

            Michael Feigenbaum

Copernicus and Lunar Carpathians

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Acquisition details

Date: Jan. 4, 2020

Time: 21:28

Frames: 200

FPS: 71

Focal length: 2350

Resolution: 1609x1466

File size: 2.1 MB

Data source: Backyard

Description

Still making my way through a series of images I captured during the last lunar cycle. This one contains Copernicus and the Lunar Carpathians. I believe one can easily see the ejecta from the crater projecting in all directions from the impact site. These rays extend in some cases, 800 km from the crater. It is estimated to be 800 million years old.

I also find the string of small craters in the lower left hand portion of the image to be particularly interesting to look at.

I think there is a little bit of noise in the image that could have been mitigated with more exposures. This one was the best 10% of 2,000 frames. In my most recent lunar imaging, have expanded that to 5,000 frames and find the noise profile to be much better. But still, between the actual imaging and things I've learned about processing, incremental improvement can be seen and that is my goal.

Comments/criticism always welcome and Clear Skies!

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Copernicus and Lunar Carpathians, 



    
        

            Michael Feigenbaum